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AFAIK, ISO 8601 is the Swedish notation.

And in order of textual sorting, it is the far most logic notification. But
I agree that mdy is far less logic than dmy or ymd.

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On 26 July 2012 12:34, Joep L. Blom <> wrote:

On 25-07-12 20:49, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:

2012/7/25 anne-ology <>:

   I resent the US way of ISO 8601. We Dutch and other Europeans use

 more logical sequence of day-month-year instead of the illogical
year-month-day.(most important first, least important last: very often
year can be missed).

Exactly what is strange with ISO 8601?

As I said before it's illogic. In my view in a date the least significant
(fastest changing) part is the day so it's logical to put it in front.
In the over 2000 years date notation systems are used all logical and
illogical combinations have been used.
The reason I find that the current European (Dutch, Swedish) notation is
more logical than the ISO 8601 is that in many cases the year notation is
omitted which is in the European notation self-explaining but in the ISO
8601 less intuitive.
However, it's my personal feeling and don't forget: international rules
aren't always right! :)


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